Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are more common than you may think. Even though they are not usually a popular topic of conversation, they actually affect one in five people at any given time.
If you start to experience some symptoms of an STD, it is important to be tested as soon as possible to prevent spreading the infection and developing long-term problems. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Farragut can test for a variety of different infections and can help you understand if getting tested is right for you.
How Is An STD Spread?
An STD moves from person to person through sexual contact. A lot of the time, STDs don’t immediately produce any symptoms so you could spread the infection before you even realize you have it. Frequent and early testing is important in order to catch any issues before you spread something to a new partner.
At AFC Urgent Care Farragut, we offer testing for a variety of common STDs. The list below includes the most common, but we offer a full spectrum of testing.
Common STDS We Test For
Can I Ignore an STD?
While some STDs will eventually go away on their own, you should never try to ride out an infection. In addition to the risk of passing it along to someone else, you can also develop issues like loss of fertility, pregnancy complications or pelvic inflammatory disease later in life. You can also start to have loss of bladder control.
While it may seem like an uncomfortable appointment to make or a difficult conversation to have with one of our providers, know that we see and treat STDs often and will treat your unique situation with discretion and respect every time.
- Get tested before entering into a new relationship.
- Use a condom during sexual contact.
- Always communicate and be truthful with your partner.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Farragut today.